Minooka, IL

Minooka profile

Living in Minooka

Minooka is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 12,758 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Minooka is the 189th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Minooka was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Minooka economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Minooka, where the median household income is $97,097.00.

Unlike some villages, Minooka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Minooka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minooka is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minooka who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), management occupations (11.63%), and sales jobs (7.96%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Minooka is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Minooka really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Minooka perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Minooka, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Minooka are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.64% of adults in Minooka have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Minooka in 2018 was $34,655, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,620 for a family of four.

Minooka is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Minooka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minooka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Minooka also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.99% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Minooka include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Minooka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.